NATO

Le forze militari ibride dell’Iraq: la Nato e le milizie filo-Iran

Nei giorni in cui la Nato prepara una nuova missione di addestramento militare in Iraq, appaiono sempre più evidenti le contraddizioni interne alle forze militari irachene...

NATO, burden sharing and Mr. Trump

“Two percent is a joke. Four percent is what we should be spending. We [the US] are being played for fools”...

Trump’s NATO summit: when drama overcomes substance

The 2018 NATO Summit will be remembered as one of the most tense in recent history. The reasons do not lie in external challenges or enemies, as the 29 allies once again showed convergence on measures adopted to safeguard their national and collective security. The drama, rather, came from US President Donald Trump’s negotiation and communication strategy...

Merkel e Trump: i rischi dell’Atlantico debole

 La politica interna di Stati Uniti e Germania sta entrando in rotta di collisione...

The NATO Summit: modest decisions and ambiguous signals

Summits such as NATO, the EU Council and G7 are traditionally about concrete decisions and symbolic gestures, with both aspects being politically relevant. Sometimes these meetings are more about decisions, sometimes more about symbols. Thursday’s NATO Alliance gathering in Brussels was modest on the first front, and unclear on the second one...

Trump Lectures NATO: A Burden-Sharing Quest on Steroids

US President Donald Trump was blunt and demanding in his speech to the NATO summit in Brussels. Indeed, much of the rhetoric was reminiscent of his statements during the 2016 U.S...

NATO Trump summit: modest decisions, unclear symbols

Summits such as NATO, the EU Council and G7 are traditionally about concrete decisions and symbolic gestures, with both aspects being politically relevant. Sometimes these meetings are more about decisions, sometimes more about symbols. Thursday’s NATO Alliance gathering in Brussels was modest on the first front, and unclear on the second one...

La difesa europea dopo Brexit

 Dobbiamo prendere sul serio le proposte recenti sulla difesa europea? La risposta istintiva è no: di difesa comune si parla da decenni in Europa ma alle parole non sono mai seguiti i fatti. La tesi prevalente è che passi concreti saranno resi possibili dalla Brexit...

The US, Russia and NATO: awaiting the next "reset"

US policy towards Russia is not all about NATO. At the same time, it is not not about NATO. The Alliance's Warsaw Summit, which took place on July 8-9, emphasized the need to deter Russian aggression and to strengthen reassurance among allies. It also set the tone in NATO-US-Russia relations for the next US president...

A sud di Varsavia, cosa fa la NATO?

Guardiamo all’Europa come snodo centrale della sicurezza transatlantica: l’interesse della NATO, nonostante la fine della guerra fredda e con i prolungati impegni balcanici, sembra essersi proiettato quasi esclusivamente a Est, e dunque verso la Russia, piuttosto che verso il Mediterraneo...